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US Journalist Mark Taylor-Canfield talks with broadcaster Norman Goldman about events in Seattle on May Day during a two-year period, including a federal grand jury, jailing of activists in solitary confinement, independent and internal police reviews, and the resignation /retirement of SPD chief John Diaz.

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Although he is generally known for being interviewed on BBC, etc. about Occupy Seattle and the national Occupy Wall Street movement, Mark Taylor-Canfield was a journalist before he joined the protests. He became a regular guest on several national radio shows and was recognized by media as an unofficial spokesperson for the Occupy Wall Street movement. He has been heard weekly on the Thom Hartmann and Norman Goldman Shows.
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Media:

As an independent journalist, Mark's news stories have been heard on KBCS, He has also been a guest on Democracy Now! as well as news programs on WBUR and KPFK.

He's reported on political events for the Pacifica Radio Network, Free Speech Radio News and the International Independent Media Center. Mark has been heard on Democracy Now! in relation to protests in Seattle against the LEIU conference (Law Enforcement Intelligence Unit), where protesters were subjected to concussion grenades, rubber bullets and chemical agents.

Mark has been a news anchor and reporter for the Pacifica Radio Network's affiliate KBCS and their news program "One World Report", a one-hour news program that is broadcast on a regional network of public radio stations.

He’s served on the steering committee and is a reporter for Free Speech Radio News, a group of independent journalists on the Pacifica Radio Network.

His articles on music, art and politics have appeared in political and music magazines, both online and in print including Alternet.org, Huffington Post, Daily Kos, Washington Free Press, The Tentacle, Eat The State, The Capitol Hill Times, The Tablet, Independent Media Center, The Washington State Green Party Magazine, The Seattle and St. Louis Sinner, etc.

He has been quoted in news stories by the Associated Press, National Public Radio, CBS News, Capitol Hill Times, Seattle Weekly, Seattle Post-Intelligencer, Seattle Times, and CTV in Canada. He's also been interviewed by the BBC.

Locally in Seattle, he has been featured in news stories by dozens of local TV and radio stations. He was one of the journalists at KBCS featured in a recent article by the Seattle Times.

For the last two years, Mark has been writing a syndicated monthly political column called "Weapons of Mass Distraction".

He is also a short story writer and has finished two books yet to be published.

A quick web search will uncover much of his published writing.
Here's a link to his article on Alternet.org:

In 1999, just before the anti-WTO demonstrations, Mark was arrested onstage during his own performance as a composer and musician at Seattle's Symphony Hall (Benaroya Hall), allegedly because he was planning to stage a protest. As a result, news stories, essays, cartoons and articles about the incident by other authors and journalists appeared in the media. Students at the Cornish Institute For The Arts wrote a theater piece based on Mark's false arrest.

In 2000 Mark Taylor-Canfield actually ran as a write-in protest candidate for US President.
As a protest candidate, he was a regular guest on the “Dave Ross Show” and the “Mike Webb Show” and on other Seattle radio stations and webcasts.
Mark's satirical culture jamming approach to the campaign was effective in satirizing US presidential politics.

Activist:

Mark is currently a member of the Occupy Seattle Media Working Group.

Mark hosted programs on the Seattle Independent Media Center’s "Radio X" after the demonstrations against the World Trade Organization in 1999. During the demonstrations, he helped to organize anti-corporate globalization protests and jail solidarity.

He is a founding member of the public interest civil rights group the Committee For Local Government Accountability. He's co-author of two reports on civil rights and free speech, which have been forwarded to the Center For Constitutional Rights at Rutgers University.

He was a lead plaintiff in a major class action civil rights lawsuit against the city of Seattle and law enforcement agencies resulting from the WTO ministerial conference in Seattle.

Mark served as a member of the board of directors for the multimedia group Northwest CyberArtists.

His work has been recognized by community activists and by city officials in Seattle. He's testified at many public hearings, including statements before the Federal Communications Commission.

Currently Mark is working with a media literacy group - The Weapons of Mass Distraction Project.

Artist:

Surprisingly, Mark is also an artist, actor and musician, and besides performing in an award-wining play, "All In The Timing" he has appeared in a Discovery Channel TV program and has been cast as an extra in several Hollywood films, including "Battle In Seattle", the movie about the 1999 WTO demonstrations, and "Something Like Life" starring Agelina Jolie.

His experimental media mash-up music and video installations have been displayed in galleries in Seattle, including at the Center on Contemporary Art.

Mark was a member of the critically acclaimed alternative musical group "Lucid".

He's currently a member of the multimedia music group The Galaxy Machine. One of their songs was chosen for a compilation CD to raise funds for breast cancer research. Part of the donations from the CD went to the foundation set up by Sir Paul McCartney in memory of his wife Linda. Some of the other artists on the benefit CD, "Hope Is The Answer", include Ritchie Havens and Robert Fripp. The CD was produced by Grammy award winner Steve Zuckerman.

Mark also performs and records his own original political protest music.

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== References ==
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== External links ==
* [http://www.huffingtonpost.com/laura-paull/citizen-journalists-why-d_1_b_1142010.html]
* [http://www.indymedia.org/fr/2005/11/827119.shtml]
* [http://www.indymedia.org/en/index.shtml]
* [http://www.seattleweekly.com/2000-12-06/news/warning-signs/2/]
* [http://community.seattletimes.nwsource.com/archive/?date=20010525&slug=deputy25m0]
* [http://www.q13fox.com/news/kcpq-occupy-protesters-seek-restraining-order-against-washington-state-patrol-20111206,0,6117752.story]
* [http://occupywa.tumblr.com/]
* [http://www.alternet.org/story/22169/education%2C_not_ammunition/]
* [http://www.cduniverse.com/productinfo.asp?pid=7184451]
* [http://crosscut.com/2011/10/27/seattle/21475/Occupy-Seattle:-How-a-crowd-is-forming-a-reasonable-agenda-/]
* [http://www.reclaimthemedia.org/index.php?q=seattlefcc/taylor-canfield]
* [http://www.reclaimthemedia.org/index.php?q=corporate_power_consolidation/clear_channel_buyer_accused_of_fraud]
* [http://fsrn.org/content/reporters-united-states-and-canada/56]
* [http://kbcs.fm/site/PageServer?pagename=OneWorldReport_20100401]
* [http://www.ccrjustice.org]
* [http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/nationnow/2011/12/portland-port-shutdown-occupy-seattle.html]
* [http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/nationnow/2011/12/seattle-port-occupy-protests.html]
* [http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/photogalleries/localnews2016515008/18.html]
* [http://www.myfoxspokane.com/news/kcpq-teachers-join-the-occupy-seattle-movement-20111029,0,2209888.story]
* [http://www.seattlepi.com/news/article/Judge-Seattle-college-can-evict-protesters-2341167.php]
* [http://www.thomhartmann.com/forum/2011/10/daily-topics-monday-october-24th-2011]
* [http://www.thomhartmann.com/blog/2011/12/thursday-22-december-11-show-notes]
* [http://www.thomhartmann.com/blog/2011/11/tuesday-1-november-11-show-notes]
* [http://www.bannoncr.com/thebradbannonshow.html]
* [http://www.bannoncr.com/thelesliemarshallshow.html]
* [http://seattle.cbslocal.com/2011/12/04/judge-seattle-college-can-evict-protesters/]
* [http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/localnews/2016950884_occuptsuit07.html]
* [http://www.kellerrohrback.com]

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Mark Taylor-Canfield was born in Seattle in 1973. He started life as a musician but became interested in journalism at mass protests during the 1999 Word Trade Organization Ministerial Conference. He was one of the first journalists to report on the demonstrations for the Independent Media Center from Seattle. The IMC later became a world-wide network of news websites devoted to "citizen journalism" with an open publishing format.

After the historic anti-WTO demonstrations, Taylor-Canfield co-founded a civil rights group called "The Committee For Government Accountability". The CGA wrote a report on constitutional rights violations allegedly committed by the city and by law enforcement agencies during the protests. Their report was forwarded to the Center on Constitutional Rights.

From 1999 to 2011 Taylor-Canfield contributed articles to various alternative media publications and websites. In 2006 he testified before the Federal Communications Commission on the effects of consolidated corporate media ownership. During this period he served as a reporter for KBCS, and "Free Speech Radio News" on the Pacifica Radio Network.

In October of 2011, while reporting on the Occupy Wall Street movement, Taylor-Canfield decided to join the demonstrations. He became a member of the Occupy Seattle Media Working Group and volunteered to serve as one of their spokespersons.

The Huffington Post began publishing his articles in November and he started a blog on The Daily Kos website. Within three months Mark Taylor-Canfield became a nationally recognized spokesperson for the Occupy Wall Street movement. By January he had been interviewed by a growing number of TV news networks, newspapers and radio programs - including the Associated Press, LA Times, CBS, FOX and the BBC. He became a regular guest on the Thom Hartmann Show as a reporter and political commentator.

Mark cites Nobel Peace Prize winner Tawakkol Karman as his current heroine in the field of journalism.

In November 2011 Taylor-Canfield filed a federal class action civil rights lawsuit against the Washington State Patrol. The suit alleges that the WSP violated the First and Fourteenth Amendments to the US Constitution when they banned him from attending demonstrations at the Washington State Capitol in Olympia on November 28th. On December 6th U.S. District Judge Robert J. Bryan issued a temporary restraining order overturning the ban and allowing Taylor-Canfield to return to the state capitol to participate in and report on political events.
The Seattle law firm representing him in the case is Keller/Rohrback, established in 1919.
Mark Taylor-Canfield was born in Seattle in 1973. He started life as a musician but became interested in journalism at mass protests during the 1999 Word Trade Organization Ministerial Conference. He was one of the first journalists to report on the demonstrations for the Independent Media Center from Seattle. The IMC later became a world-wide network of news websites devoted to "citizen journalism" with an open publishing format.

After the historic anti-WTO demonstrations, Taylor-Canfield co-founded a civil rights group called "The Committee For Government Accountability". The CGA wrote a report on constitutional rights violations allegedly committed by the city and by law enforcement agencies during the protests. Their report was forwarded to the Center on Constitutional Rights.

From 1999 to 2011 Taylor-Canfield contributed articles to various alternative media publications and websites. In 2006 he testified before the Federal Communications Commission on the effects of consolidated corporate media ownership. During this period he served as a reporter for KBCS, and "Free Speech Radio News" on the Pacifica Radio Network.

In October of 2011, while reporting on the Occupy Wall Street movement, Taylor-Canfield decided to join the demonstrations. He became a member of the Occupy Seattle Media Working Group and volunteered to serve as one of their spokespersons.

The Huffington Post began publishing his articles in November and he started a blog on The Daily Kos website. Within three months Mark Taylor-Canfield became a nationally recognized spokesperson for the Occupy Wall Street movement. By January he had been interviewed by a growing number of TV news networks, newspapers and radio programs - including the Associated Press, LA Times, CBS, FOX and the BBC. He became a regular guest on the Thom Hartmann Show as a reporter and political commentator.

Mark cites Nobel Peace Prize winner Tawakkol Karman as his current heroine in the field of journalism.

In November 2011 Taylor-Canfield filed a federal class action civil rights lawsuit against the Washington State Patrol. The suit alleges that the WSP violated the First and Fourteenth Amendments to the US Constitution when they banned him from attending demonstrations at the Washington State Capitol in Olympia on November 28th. On December 6th U.S. District Judge Robert J. Bryan issued a temporary restraining order overturning the ban and allowing Taylor-Canfield to return to the state capitol to participate in and report on political events. The Seattle law firm representing him in the case is Keller/Rohrback, established in 1919.


Run time 5 minutes 2 seconds
Producer Mark Taylor-Canfield
Audio/Visual sound, color
Language English
Contact Information Mark Taylor-Canfield mtc2010usa@hotmail.com

Credits

Norman Goldman, Mark Taylor-Canfield

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